The South Eastern Times : February 16th 2017
6 OPINION A SAD chapter in Millicent’s involvement in the Vietnam War will be remembered this year when an addition is made to the Cross of Sacrifice. The supreme sacrifice of Private Dennis Nelson will be noted in raised letters alongside those of his countrymen who fell in World War I and World War II. With the backing of Wattle Range Council and the Millicent branch of the Returned and Services League, an oversight will be corrected. The inscription honouring Pvt Nelson should be ready by Anzac Day. OUR VIEW It is almost 50 years since the national serviceman was killed on active duty. Dozens of Millicent men were called up for national service and served in Vietnam from the mid-1960s until the early 1970s. Thankfully, none suffered the tragic fate of Pvt Nelson and they were able to return to their home communities. It is not known exactly why his name has not appeared in Millicent’s most sacred place until now, but it is likely that the Nelson family had few remaining ties to this community at the time of his death in 1967. Pvt Nelson was born in Millicent to European migrants at around the end of World War II and spent his formative years at Mount Burr. With his brother and his three sisters, he was educated at local schools. Although the Nelson family moved to Adelaide in 1955, they are still remembered by their local schoolmates to this day. 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Send your news tips and contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud Member of the Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 683874 IN light of the revolutionary nature of the Trump presidency, we are told that we are in for thunderous political activity. Locally, Cory Bernardi has banged his own thunder clap. Sending Bernardi to the United States for three months not only cost us taxpayers a dollar or two, it may well end up costing the LNP Federal Government a lot politically. The double dissolution election last year was meant to sweep clean the Senate. INDEX PuzzLES ...........................................................8 50 YEARS AGO ........................................14 TV GuIDE .......................................................16 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................19 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 16 3.45am 1.03m 8.57am 0.3m 4.15pm 0.95m 8.47pm 0.47m Friday 17 4.04am 0.94m 9.25am 0.29m 4.51pm 0.92m 9.27pm 0.56m Thursday Max 23°C Min 13°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 5% 1-5mm UV: Very High Friday Max 23°C Min 11°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 70% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Saturday Max 18°C Min 11°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 50% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Sunday Max 20°C Min 12°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 25% 1-5mm UV: High Monday Max 22°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 20% 1-5mm UV: Moderate District: Thursday Cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Friday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20. Coastal: Thursday Winds southerly about 10 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Friday west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 16, 2017 Saturday 18 4.07am 0.85m 9.55am 0.3m 5.34pm 0.88m 10.09pm 0.65m Sunday 19 2.36am 0.8m 10.22am 0.34m 6.40pm 0.84m 10.50pm 0.75m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 16 3.57am 1.03m 9.09am 0.3m 4.27pm 0.95m 8.59pm 0.47m Friday 17 4.16am 0.94m 9.37am 0.29m 5.03pm 0.92m 9.39pm 0.56m Saturday 18 4.19am 0.85m 10.07am 0.3m 5.46pm 0.88m 10.21pm 0.65m Sunday 19 2.48am 0.8m 10.34am 0.34m 6.52pm 0.84m 11.02pm 0.75m Thursday 16th Sunrise 6.40am Sunset 8.05pm Friday 17th Sunrise 6.41am Sunset 8.03pm Saturday 18th Sunrise 6.42am Sunset 8.02pm Sunday 19th 702820 Sunrise 6.43am Sunset 8.01pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Cory happily took the number two spot on the Liberal Party ticket and blithely walked back into the House with his blue tie conservative credentials. He is not the first candidate to stand for one party or as an independent to be elected and then opted to move post-election. This is invariably done with little thought or consultation with their voters. MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist ‘Thunderous political activity’ in store ‘Hyberbole’ corrected Bernardi is just six months into a six year term and the SA Liberal candidate who dropped from the Liberal list could be justifiably peeved by this defection. It has been suggested often enough that Australia needs a stable Federal Government. This has traditionally been achieved through the government having a majority in both houses. Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull have not had such circumstances. Since becoming prime minister, Turnbull has been, like Macbeth “cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears”. He is stymied at every turn by members of his own party who must be pacified, let alone a mixed bag Senate. Bernardi has just stood up and rocked Malcolm’s delicate boat and the wake may well impact on the Western Australian election next month, the South Australian election next year and the Federal Election the year after. Turnbull’s job has just got that little bit harder. His house is divided and his government is inert, its wheels are spinning. It’s not stable, it’s stuck. I MUST correct Phil Golding’s hyperbole as expressed in a letter to the editor in the February 7 edition of The South Eastern Times. If he had a better understanding of history, Phil would have known that the feudal system ended long before the genesis of a constitutional monarchy. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 established that the Crown was the gift of Parliament and that the powers of Parliament were greater than those of the Crown. The Bill of Rights of 1689 enacted among other things that the Crown would not maintain a peacetime army nor could it impose taxes or suspend the operation of laws without the consent of Parliament. Nobody would disagree with Phil’s assertion that “our democracy and mixed economy are the main determinants of social health”. However, he overlooks the fact that the Crown is embedded in our consultation and is therefore an integral part of our democracy. In passing, I note that the great American travelling circus of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey is going into liquidation at the same time as a greater circus is emerging in Washington D.C. R. J. Watts Millicent What is your opinion on the recent Australian record breed price of $160,000 for a Simmental bull paid at the Baker family’s Woonallee cattle stud at Furner? MARK WRIGHT Millicent Everyone loves beef. Imagine what a Mayura Wagyu bull would go for. LIBBY BIRCHMORE Adelaide I think that was amazing and well done to the people who bred it. ROBYN POLKINGHORNE Adelaide I bet he will be a good breeder. It would be appropriate for the unveiling of Pvt Nelson’s name on the Cross of Sacrifice to occur on Anzac Day and in the presence of his family and various dignitaries. Over the past 20 years, interest has soared in Anzac Day commemorations in Millicent. Indeed, Millicent has one of the highest per capita attendance rates in country South Australia. This status is set to be maintained this year if the sacrifice of a Millicentborn soldier is honoured in a special way on April 25. Lest We Forget.
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